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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

WOYWW #269

Happy Wednesday! A pic of the 'desk behind the desk' today, as it was a bit of a mess, lol. Where I tend to dump stuff before I get around to putting it away.
 This weeks Show and Tell, for our lovely leader, Julia over at The Stamping Ground, for our weekly snoop into the craft desks of the world.
 I will tell you in advance that I won't be getting around to any desks before tomorrow, as today is my eldest sons 40th Birthday, and we will be going to see him when we get up.Which explains the odd Facebook profile picture, for those who know me on there. Actually, you can see it in my FB badge on the right hand side. Everyone who knows him is changing their profile pic to that picture of Ant for the day, which I know he will find highly amusing.
 A little bit of blatant enabling now, and I just know that these new stamps I bought (who, me?) will grab some of you as total 'must-haves'.
Aren't they fabulous? There are a few more in the set, another couple of word stamps, a male and female profile, a pair of eyes. They are called INKCOGNITO, the latest addition to the Visible Image range,and the two word stamps are going to get a lot of use, I know.

I have to ask, but am I the only one who keeps the sheets of acetate that cling stamps come on?  I even keep the little square ones from the freebie Craft Stamper stamps! The usual excuse applies, of course- they will come in useful one day/ I have a project in mind I can use them for.

A quick look at the finished Wedding cards I was assembling last week:
The desk behind the desk after I'd tidied:

The squares of Cut n Dry foam have been stuck onto a sheet of felt, and were under the glass cutting mat to stick down- I'd forgotten I'd put them there. Need to cut them up now, for the blending tools.

And lastly, the original picture from my background:
I should have posted this up last week, as most of the picture is hidden by my ramblings.
 I may have another attempt at linking from my smartphone, last week was an epic fail. Smartphone, Dumbuser, lol.
 So have a wonderful week everyone, I'll be seeing you tomorrow.


Nikki C said...

Nice new stamps I love the look of the sentiments ones with the florishes added in and look forward to seeing what you create with them
Elegant cards and I keep some of my acetate that comes with my stamps I use them for shaker cards or stamp inks on them to colour with I don't have that many left.
hugs Nikki 8

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Ooohhhhh, love those new stamps! They're going to get a lot of use, I can tell :-). And those wedding cards turned out beautiful...clever you!!
Have a grand day out with your lad :-)
Hugs, LLJ 2 xx

Helen said...

Happy Birthday to Ant (love the pic!)
I adore those new stamps, may just have to check those out... and yes, I keep my acetate from the stamps - but keep the stamps on them.
gorgeous cards, too.

Have a great day with the birthday boy. Helen 7

glitterandglue said...

Happy birthday to your son!!! Our elder daughter will be 40 in a fortnight's time! makes me feel somewhat elderly...
Those wedding cards are simply lovely, Shaz. Well done. Great new stamps.
Have a great celebration.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #1

Debbie Rock said...

More stamp envy! Those four you have there are right up my street and very much to my taste! The wedding cards are just fab-u-lous Shaz ... love the way you did the hearts. Congratulations on having a 40 year old son - bet you are wondering where time goes to? Happy WOYWW'ing! Love Debbie #26 xXx

Debbie Rock said...

Oh yes and acetate ... I am addicted to acetate and save every little piece that I come across. xXx

Andrea said...

loving those stamps and the wedding cards are really lovely i do lik eteh embossing folder youve used I hope you all have great day for your sonsspecial birthday and what a fab idea with the FB pic .. crafty hugs Andrea #21

Anonymous said...

Love the heart in particular and must pop round to the site to seewhat else they have on offer. And OMG! HOW is it that you have a 40 YO son! Blimey. I'd have never guessed although you must have mentioned it before. Congrats t him and enjoy your celebrations!

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (5)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

hullo Shaz.. ah hear from your later hope one and all have great day for his 40th.. and do agree the stamps are really lovely well done..
I actually keep my stamps in the bags with their acetates on - replace them after use - categorised in drawers .. unmounted ones are in folder but clear ones are in their sleeves.. dont have as many as you so it works well.
happy WOYWW SHaz in Oz.x #27

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Great new stamps waiting for you to play with them! Love the cards, they are so very elegant! Well done!
Glenda #42

Cardarian said...

Nice stamps and wow what a lovely tidy desk! I think that will never happen in my craft room unless I move out! :-)
Lots of hugs,

Ohhh Snap said...

Happy birthday to your son, the facebook picture is a fabulous idea! LOVE your new stamps. And I hoard packaging to the point that family thinks I buy for that rather than the products lol. I love making little embellishments with scraps (rather than put the scraps away) I just pop them into a little bag and there they are tidy and together until than are needed. Looking forward to seeing what you make with yours. #37

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Shaz, the wedding cards are really lovely and I must say I keep the hard plastic packaging from the spellbinder dies..makes great paint palettes and flexible funnels for beads and button. Cheer, happy WOYWW and have a lovely week and birthday celebrations RobynO#29

Julia Dunnit said...

If I had a separate table on which to dump stuff...the piles would be teetering! I love the new VI..specially the 'moments' words..so yes, I'm probably enabled. Your fault remember! The wedding cards are delicious, well done...specially on the inclusion of names...that always makes me nervous!

sandra de said...

Stunning cards and love those stamps. Yep I keep the little sheet of plastic and I think they might still be on the stamps!!
Sandra de @52

CraftygasheadZo said...

I love those stamps and your wedding cards are perfect. I used to keep those bits of acetate but never used them so threw them out then I get ideas and realised I no longer have them!! Lol Take care Zo xx 43

Jan Ltc said...

It looks like a productive work space! xx Jan (57)

My name is Cindy said...

Yep, want all those stamps!! And have wanted that 'tied together' embossing folder for ages - really must just order it! Have a lovely celebration, Hugs Cindy x

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous stamps, bet you'll have fun with those.
Of course I keep anything that could be recycled but there is only so much room and you have to remember to use them or why keep them, says someone who usually forgets she's saved them anyway LOL!
Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x #38

MaggieC said...

You are going to have fun with those new goodies, Shaz. I am busy with Cut and Dry foam but for a different purpose - making purpose created ink pads for particular stamps. That is fun and so effective. The silly thing is that the instructions, or something close to it, are on the back of the packet. I am still on Cloud 9 after the Retreat, although, like most of the others, I am so tired after it that I barely know my own name, never mind what day it is. Have a good day and don't work too hard. xx Maggie @32

sandysewin said...

Those stamps are great. And your desk is wonderfully creative looking.

I save the plastic too, and have used it on several projects. My favorite is to die cut shapes like flowers & leaves, color with alcohol inks, then shape by heating with an embossing gun. I made a pretty spring wreath that way.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #16

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Oh, those wedding cards are just beautiful Shaz. Loving the new VI range too.

Mrs.D said...

Pretty tidy desk there, room to paly with those gorgeous stamps. I see fun coming up.
And those wedding cards, well words fail me they are so beautiful.
Chris #45

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I totally toss the plastic sheets that come with the clear or cling stamps. I used to save them thinking I would use them for something. I have seen them die cut and done up with acrylic paint but then I'd have to buy acrylic paint and... yeah, I just decided to toss them. The wedding cards came out fabulous. Neat idea to show the before and after shot of your desk.

Nan G said...

Love the Ant for a day pic! Happy returns of the day to oldest son! LOVE LOVE the stamps! Must find them o'er here now. You are an enabler Shaz! Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #61

StampinCarol said...

Wonderful stamps!! And your cards are gorgeous! Happy birthday to your son, too! Hope you all have a fabulous celebration! Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #64

Shoshi said...

Beautiful cards and beautiful stamps, Shaz. Congratulations to your son on his 40th. I've had quite a week of it, being admitted to hospital on Sun. a.m. with severe chest pains. After lots of investigations I've now been sent home and all is well, although I've suffered a cardiac event - full details on my blog. Can't wait to feel myself again (I'm wiped out!) and get creating again.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #47

Robin Spitzer said...

First of all, Happy Birthday to your son Shaz!

Love Love Love those new stamps! What fun they are going to be.

Hugs, Robin #81

Sharon Madson said...

Love those gorgeous wedding cards! Would like to know who makes that EF? Thank you for the peek at your wonderful space, stamps and cards. Hope you have a lovely celebration with your son. #28

MaggieC said...

Thanks, Shaz. I think I had better make it my mission later today to clear my desk again upstairs and somewhere for Doug to put his feet might be good. xx Maggie

Anonymous said...

So many lovely things to look at this week! Happy Birthday to your son -- hope you had a nice visit. The word stamps, particularly, are great -- I definitely need some big sentiment stamps -- I have tons of wimpy boring small ones that don't float my boat much anymore. The wedding cards are utterly gorgeous! It's amusing that the bride's name is the same on both -- it could make one think that there is only one Magdalena and she was waiting until the last minute to decide who would be her groom! Forgive my silliness -- hope both weddings were grand. Happy WOYWW. ~ Laura #60

Mrs.D said...

Shaz, thanks for visiting, that sunset card was done with an Indigo blu stamp, heat embossed and then just distress inks, but I am very pleased with it.
Chris #45

Eliza said...

I did save the acetate once and had a big pile then decided I wan't using it so stopped saving it. I still have a few bits I use as palettes for makers and inks etc, you know the drill. By now your celebrations would be over I do hope they went well. Those cards are so beautiful everything about them is just perfect. Hope you have a wonderful week.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 83

Debbie Rock said...

Thanks for popping by my blog earlier Shaz and SO sorry it has taken me until now to return the visit ... worth popping back here though just to see THOSE stamps again!!!! Apologies for causing you to utter the "C" word ... I aim to start my "C" word crafting after our annual holiday (get home mid-October) but always run out of time and end up stressing so really need to start NOW - just to much other stuff going on to even think about it yet though. Am hoping my new stamps and dies make for some really quick "C" word decorations/stocking fillers ... time will tell!!! Love Debbie xXx

Christine said...

Thanks for your visit earlier on in the week - one more pillow to sew in the hope there will be no more grandchildren!!
Love those cards, I am on the lookout for ideas as I have a Wedding in September ..... my quick card for the neighbours just might get CASed!!!
Hope the birthday went down well.